History

In the fall of 2007, neighbors Marty Coressel and Josh Wolf had the idea that the two acre CalTrans parcel on the northwest corner of Beale and Bryant Streets at the base of the Bay Bridge could be turned into a more functional strip of land for the neighborhood. Marty and Josh founded the Bay Bridge Base Beautification Group (also known as the B4 project).

The corner had been used for surface parking in the past, but concerns about potential acts of terrorism at the base of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge left the land fenced and overtaken by weeds.

Image of the northwest corner of Beale and Bryant Streets as of December 16, 2007.

NW corner of Beale and Bryant on December 16, 2007. Photo credit: Jamie Whitaker

Working with the Rincon Point-South Beach Citizens Advisory Committee, Marty and Josh created a subcommittee to officially begin talks with the property owner, CalTrans, and the City and County of San Francisco about the possibilities to turn the two acres into a community open space.

More of the story to come … under construction.

June 20, 2009 – Participated in the District 6 Community Clean Team volunteer event

September 12, 2009 – First “Second Saturday Clean & Green Sweep” Bryant Bay Bridge Corridor (BBBC) Adopt-A-Street Group volunteer event at Bryant and Beale CalTrans lot

Volunteers and SF DPW workers at the first Beale & Bryant "Second Saturday Clean & Green Sweep"

October 10, 2009 – “Second Saturday Clean & Green Sweep” BBBC Adopt-A-Street Group volunteer event at Bryant and Beale. Welcomed dogs to come to the space for some off-leash time.

November 11, 2009 – “Second Saturday Clean & Green Sweep” BBBC Adopt-A-Street Group volunteer event at Bryant and Beale. Dogs were welcomed for some off-leash time.

December 12, 2009 – Volunteer event cancelled due to rain.